United States Patent 
Kitahama et al.
 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR
ASSEMBLING DOOR FOR MOTORCAR
 Inventors: Michihiro Kitahama; Akira
Miyazaki, both of Sayama, Japan
 Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan
 Appl. No.: 646,037
 Filed: Jan. 28,1991
 Foreign Application Priority Data
Feb. 15, 1990 [JP] Japan 2-34740
 Int. CI.* B23P 11/00
 U.S. CI 29/434; 29/468;
 Field of Search 29/434, 466, 467, 468,
29/897.2, 11, 464, 469, 525.1
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,617,712 10/1986 Streett 29/434 X
4,768,277 9/1988 Vogt et al 29/434
4,860,424 8/1989 Kaibuki et al 29/434
4,861,099 8/1989 Sasamura et al 29/434 X
[ii] Patent Number: 5,181,307
 Date of Patent: Jan. 26, 1993
Primary Examiner—Timothy V. Eley
Assistant Examiner—C. Richard Martin
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Armstrong, Westerman,
Hattori, McLeland & Naughton
A hinge bracket is fastened to a motorcar body while the looseness or play at a hinge portion of the hinge bracket is removed, the looseness being in a direction in iwhich a door load is applied.
The apparatus for doing so includes a setting device for setting the door by moving a jig which holds the door, a fastening device for fastening a hinge bracket which is hingedly provided on the door to a motorcar body, and a play or looseness removing device for removing looseness at a hinge portion of a hinge bracket, the looseness being in a direction in which a door load is applied.
The play or looseness is removed by lifting the hinge bracket at an end on the side of the hinge portion and/or by lowering the hinge bracket at an end opposite to the hinge portion.
4 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets